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Despite rain, Canton boys and girls remain undefeated (5-0) by beating Classical

CANTON, April 25 – It was a tough day to be outside on Tuesday. It was cloudy and raining. The baseball players were inside along with the softball team and players from the golf and tennis programs. Canton’s track and field athletes were competing as scheduled rolling to easy victories over Hartford Classical. The undefeatedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Briggs named state player of the year; Athletes earn All-Courant recognition

Post-season awards continue to be released from the winter campaign. Canton senior Emily Briggs, the two-time All-State player, was named the state player of the year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Briggs, who averaged 23 points and 10.7 rebounds a game and led Canton (23-4) to a second straight Class S state championship, wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Olson helps Avon win third straight; Mental errors hurt Canton in loss to E.G.

AVON, April 24 – Avon High senior Justin Olson pitched six innings of no-hit baseball, striking out seven and leading the Falcons to a 4-2 Central Connecticut Conference win over Plainville Monday at Buckingham Field. Olson had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning but was lifted after giving up a double to Plainville’s JordanContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Undefeated Canton boys extend win streak to 83; Canton girls open with four victories

GRANBY, April 20 – The Canton High boys track and field team have won the last seven North Central Connecticut Conference championships. The Warriors have captured six of the last seven NCCC Championship meet crowns and they have a school-record win streak dating back to the 2011 season. The Canton boys (4-0, 4-0 NCCC) extendedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton girls earn fourth win by beating Granby

GRANBY, April 24 – The Canton High girls tennis team won three of four singles matches and two of three in doubles to earn a 5-2 victory over Granby in NCCC action Monday. Canton’s Katherine Hynes remained undefeated on the year at 5-0 with a straight set victory at No. 1 singles. Lauren Almeida won atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Old Lyme hands Canton girls lacrosse team first loss of year in double OT

OLD LYME, April 22 – The Canton High girls lacrosse team was tested Saturday by Old Lyme. The host Wildcats scored twice in the final four minutes to force overtime and then Sydney Cowell scored with 2:12 left in the second OT to lift Old Lyme to an 11-10 victory over Canton on Saturday. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Undefeated Granby handles Canton ‘9″

CANTON, April 19 – Pitcher Jacob Nichols allowed just four hits over five innings and struck out six as the undefeated Granby High baseball team blanked Canton, 6-0 in a rain-shortened NCCC contest at Bowdoin Field on Wednesday. The Bears (5-0) scored five runs in the third inning to take control of the contest. CormacContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon nips Ellington for first win; Canton tops Granby for 6th straight victory

AVON, April 18 – Emma Coran and Mollie Morrison each scored three goals as the Avon High girls lacrosse team won their first game of the season with a tight 10-9 victory over Ellington at the high school on Tuesday. Sydney Walters, Olivia Jackson, Olivia Zaptaka and Rachel Spivak also scored for the Falcons (1-1).Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s Zybowski third in handcycle division at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 17 – Avon’s Krys Zybowski had a personal-best time of 1:05.23 and finished third at the 121st Boston Marathon Monday in the men’s handcycle division – the first year that it is being officially run in Boston. Handcycles are powered by riders’ arms, allowing racers with certain disabilities to pilot the three-wheeled vehicles effectively.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Hard-hitting Wethersfield tops Avon; Suffield holds the lead in win over Canton

AVON, April 17 – Tyler Fote had three hits including a pair of home runs to lead the Wethersfield High baseball team to a 13-5 win over Avon in Central Connecticut Conference action at Buckingham Field Monday. Fote had six RBI including a grand slam in the sixth inning. The visiting Eagles had 16 hitsContinue ReadingContinue Reading